26 September 2019

Community Information

Richmond Swimming Centre 2019-2020 Summer Season

Richmond Swimming Centre will be open for the 2019-2020 Summer Season in time for the October School holidays on Saturday, 28 September 2019.

With large open spaces, a half size basketball court, shaded toddlers pool and a children’s playground, Richmond Swimming Centre is the perfect place to hold a family gathering / sporting or community group event.

Learn to Swim lessons and Squad training will operate after school and on Saturday mornings in Term 4, 2018 and in Term 1, 2019. School Holiday Intensive Sessions will run for all levels during the Summer school holidays in the lead up to School Swimming Carnivals. Club nights are hosted on Friday nights.

The Swimming Pool will again be open until 7pm on weekdays throughout the school term to allow for longer lap swimming times.

For more information please contact the Pool Superintendent on (02) 4578 1349.

2019-2020 Opening Hours

28 September – 13 October
Saturday, 8am – 6pm
Sunday – Monday, 10am – 6pm

14 October – 30 November
Monday – Friday, 7:30am – 7pm
Saturday, 8am – 6pm
Sunday, 10am – 6pm

1 December – 29 February
Monday – Friday, 6am – 8pm
Saturday, 8am – 8pm
Sunday & Public Holiday, 10am – 8pm
(Hours may vary at Christmas and New Year)

1 March – 9 April
Monday – Friday, 7:30am – 7pm
Saturday, 8am – 6pm
Sunday, 10am – 6pm

10 April – 26 April
Monday – Sunday, 11am – 4pm

The pool will be closed Christmas Day, Good Friday and ANZAC Day.

Consulting the Community

Exhibition of Draft Kurmond - Kurrajong Investigation Area Structure Plan 2019

Council at its Ordinary Meeting on 10 September 2019 resolved to place on exhibition a Draft Structure Plan for the Kurmond - Kurrajong Investigation Area.

The Draft Kurmond Kurrajong Investigation Area Structure Plan 2019 (the Structure Plan) is a comprehensive study of the Kurmond - Kurrajong Investigation Area and provides a framework to guide land use planning.

The aim of the Structure Plan is to ensure reasonable opportunities are identified for rural living, whilst ensuring that the local environmental values, biodiversity, scenic, landscape and rural character of the area is maintained. The Structure Plan will also provide greater certainty and confidence for property owners, developers and other investors about development in the Investigation Area.

The objectives of the Structure Plan is to:

* Provide rural living opportunities in close proximity to existing Kurrajong and Kurmond neighbourhood centres that will maintain and protect the significant biodiversity, landscape, scenic and rural character of the area;
* Prevent subdivisions development and land use that would have adverse implications on the quality of groundwater and surface water resources in the Investigation Area;
* Ensure that new subdivision and development comply with the current standards for fire management and protection of people, biodiversity and property and
* Protect the visual landscape, amenity and rural character of the Investigation Area.

The Structure Plan and supporting documentation is on public exhibition from Friday 27 September to Thursday 7 November 2019, 8:30am to 5pm at Council’s Administration Building, 366 George Street, Windsor and may be also be viewed on Council’s website at www.hawkesbury.nsw.gov.au

If you would like to make a submission, Council will receive these, in writing, addressed to the General Manager, Hawkesbury City Council, PO Box 146, Windsor NSW 2756, by fax to (02) 4587 7740 or by email to council@hawkesbury.nsw.gov.au or by completing an online submission via Your Hawkesbury Your Say www.yourhawkesbury-yoursay.com.au up to close of business on Thursday 7 November 2019. Council will consider all submissions received at a subsequent Council Meeting.

Should you lodge a submission, it will be considered, along with any other submissions received and may be included in Council’s meeting business paper. Your submission, including any personal information, is accessible by any person upon written application, subject to Council’s Privacy Management Plan and the Government Information (Public Access) Act, 2009. The inclusion of personal information in your submission is voluntary but, if not provided, may affect consideration of the submission. The information will ultimately be stored in Council’s records system.

Should you have any enquiries with respect to this matter, please contact Council's Manager, Strategic Planning on (02) 4560 4444 or attention email enquiries to council@hawkesbury.nsw.gov.au.

Fernadell Park Plan of Management and Masterplan

Hawkesbury City Council is preparing a Plan of Management and Masterplan for Fernadell Park in Pitt Town, which is bounded by Bootles Lane, Stables Street, Fernadell Drive, Buckingham Street, and private land to the east.

Fernadell Park is being created through a developer contribution made to Hawkesbury City Council for a district level recreation facility for the Pitt Town community. The park is not yet developed, but it is expected that it will be used for sporting, recreation and community activities.

Council is asking the community how it wants to use Fernadell Park in the future.

Drop in to Fernadell Park on Saturday, 14 September, 10am – 12 noon to talk with Council staff and the project consultants.

Fill out an online survey at www.yourhawkesbury-yoursay.com.au

Alternatively you can have your say by any of the following methods:

* Email: council@hawkesbury.nsw.gov.au
* Mail: PO Box 146, Windsor NSW 2756

The last day for the receipt of submissions is Thursday, 10 October 2019.

For more information please contact Council’s Parks and Recreation Manager on telephone (02) 4560 4444.

Council Meetings


Tuesday 29 Ordinary 6.30PM


Tuesday 12 Ordinary 6.30PM

Development Applications Recently Determined

Notice under Section 4.59 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act, 1979, the following Development Consents, Complying Development Certificates, Section 4.55 Modifications and Section 8.2 Reviews were determined by Council.

  • DA0145/19-58 Portland Head Road, EBENEZER -Dwelling House - Approved
  • DA0198/19-1/3 Blackman Crescent, SOUTH WINDSOR -Crematorium - Installation of Cremator-Approved
  • DA0215/19-38 Mullens Road, NORTH RICHMOND -Structure Ancillary to Dwelling - Swimming Pool, Covered Deck, Retaining Walls and Landscape Works -Approved

The Development Consents, Complying Development Certificates, Section 4.55 Modifications and Section 8.2 Reviews are available for public inspections, without charge, at Council’s Administration Building, 366 George Street, Windsor. Office hours are 8.30am to 5.00pm Monday to Friday.

Positions Vacant

- Coordinator Environmental Sustainability
- Coordinator Spatial Information Services
- Strategic Planner – Developer Contributions
- Weighbridge Attendant
- WHS Project Manager

Please see www.hawkesbury.nsw.gov.au for details.

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